Guide to Field Philosophy

For a synopsis of the idea of field philosophy, read:

A summary of field philosophy

For an in depth treatment, look for the forthcoming book (Routledge, 2019):

A Guide to Field Philosophy: How to Use Philosophy to Change the World

An edited volume

Evelyn Brister and Robert Frodeman

The discipline of philosophy is changing: philosophers are increasingly engaged in practical work with other disciplines and the world at large. Philosophy now occurs in collaboration with a wide range of practitioners and publics, in the private and public spheres, on different scales and timelines. Philosophers contribute to scientific research projects, consult on international policy, and provide expertise to local non-profit organizations.

To date there is no edited volume that draws together the lessons learned on how philosophers can effectively engage in practical projects. This volume will fill that gap. It provides a how-to guide to doing philosophy in the field – how to find problems, how to collaborate with professionals and community members, and how to make fieldwork a positive part of a philosophical career.

Read more: a summary of the book